J.J. Abrams Daughter, Gracie Abrams Dropped Her First EP ‘Minor’ + Video for “Friend” -Watch here!
Updated: Jul 17, 2020
Thursday, July 16. 2020
Gracie Abrams is carving out her own name in the world at just 20-years-old, dropping her first EP “Minor.” The project features seven emo tracks about past heartbreaks and relationships.
Gracie Abrams drops "Minor" EP with video for track "Friend" - photo via Instagram
At a time when some of us are feeling lonelier than usual, Gracie’s vulnerability through her music feels especially needed and relatable right now. The seven tracks are based on Abram’s own diary entries that were transposed to music with singles, “friend”, “21,”“I miss you, I’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.”
The Los Angeles based emerging singer and songwriter has been winning over fans and critics alike with her raw lyrics and sultry voice. She also happens to be the daughter of director/producer J.J. Abrams and PR executive, Katie McGrath.
Abrams shared Instagram posts showcasing cakes and artwork made by fans with the words "Happy Minor Day" and "Minor" to celebrate her EP debut.
To accompany the EP, Abrams premiered her video for the track "Friend" on Thursday (July 14) which has already generated over 74k in views on YouTube. Directed by Alex Lill, the video takes place in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, following Gracie in a Jeep as she rides around alone singing heart-wrenching lyrics, “I hate the way you loved me. And I hate that I still care.”
The video captures the eerie empty streets of Los Angeles as the City remains frozen in phase 4 of the coronavirus pandemic reopening while cases continue to soar statewide. Abrams draws musical inspiration from the musical talents of Lorde, Joni Mitchell, Clairo, Lorde, and Billie Eilish. Gracie co-wrote the track ‘21’ with famed Australian songwriter, Sarah Aarons, who has worked with Ruel, Khalid, Childish Gambino, and more.
‘Minor’ by Gracie Abrams is available now via Interscope Records at all digital retailers.